Bob H. Miller has always had an intense interest in science and technology and their application in image making. The office copy machine, the instant Polaroid camera, photograms, holograms and
Bob H. Miller has always had an intense interest in science and technology and their application in image making. The office copy machine, the instant Polaroid camera, photograms, holograms and the pinhole camera have all played a part in his development as an artist. Miller incorporates theories and tools of science into his residencies and work, using fundamental drawing and painting instruction, basic animation, collage and batik. His reflective collages are tediously made of hand-cut pieces of “Scotchlite” reflective sheeting applied to panels. Scotchlite was designed to reflect light from automobile headlights and is commercially used for street signs and on emergency vehicles for night visibility and safety. Miller has repurposed this industrial product to create a unique visual and aesthetic viewing experience.
Highly respected and widely exhibited, this diverse and prolific artist has worked with students of all ages in his native state of South Dakota for over thirty years through the Artists In Schools & Communities program. Miller holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from South Dakota State University. The artist was recently included in the “American Perspectives” exhibit, which debuted at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. His more recent solo exhibitions, GloPop Art (South Dakota State University, 2014) and The Sum of All Color exhibition (Black Hills State University, 2018), highlight Miller’s abstract explorations with 3M Reflective Scotchlite vinyl. Both exhibitions equipped visitors with flashlights to view the art in darkened galleries.
Miller’s “REFLECTORAMA” installation at the Mobile Museum of Art surrounds viewers with the artist’s reflective artworks, viewable only with a flashlight, demonstrating the work’s powerful and creative use of light, optics, color and design.
Mobile Museum of Art251.208.5200 4850 Museum Dr. • Mobile, AL 36608-1917
Whether in an urban center, train yard, or an empty lot in a small town, the impulse for artists to make their mark on a community is
Whether in an urban center, train yard, or an empty lot in a small town, the impulse for artists to make their mark on a community is universal; what is unique is the ways in which they do that. ‘Street art’ has grown in the last generation as a populist, colorful, ambitious and irreverent counter to the homogenous concrete environments of urban developments. Thanks to world famous graffiti artists and various documentaries, street art has become a globally recognized practice. However, there is no one kind of street art, just as there is no one kind of street.The historical city streets and dirt roads of the Deep South are a whole other kind of backdrop, inspiring art that is as eclectic as it is playful.
Urban Wild is an exhibition that looks for the diversity of art that is practiced throughout the streets, highways, and dirt roads of the South. Taking engagement with public space as the only cue–object making, visual art, collecting, public sculpture and installation abound.These artists draw from graffiti, tattoo, skate, and hip-hop culture, as well as comic book illustration, pop art, folk art, and even old-fashioned sign painting. The traditional dividing lines between high and low art forms are non-existent. This exhibition aims to capture the breadth and diversity of art that makes public place its forum, as the Southern Street becomes a stage and canvas all its own.
Curated by our newly appointed Director of Exhibitions, Elizabet Elliott, Alabama Contemporary Art Center has enlisted 24 artists from a number of disciplines who’s work reflects the social environment, culture, and sub-cultures of life in the South. Artists hail from all over the South, up to and including our own back yard. As part of the exhibition, three murals will be cited at the Mobile Museum of Art as a satellite location, and numbers programs and events will populate the exhibition schedule.
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May 10 (Friday) - October 26 (Saturday)
Alabama Contemporary Art Center(251) 208-5671 301 Conti St, Mobile, AL 36602
Join us weekly at our Circus on Main for loads of “Big-Top” excitement. Every Thursday evening will hold a clown car full of activities that’ll have you believing you’ve stepped
Join us weekly at our Circus on Main for loads of “Big-Top” excitement. Every Thursday evening will hold a clown car full of activities that’ll have you believing you’ve stepped into a real red-and-white striped tent! Each week, there will be various sideshow entertainers, such as a fire act, aerial performer and stilt walker. Prepare to be mesmerized by a magician or have a balloon animal crafted by the balloon artist. Stop by the face painter and then hop on board The Wharf Express for a train ride through the streets of The Wharf to cap off a night of smile-inducing wonder. Consider us your ringleader!
What: Circus on Main
Where: Palms Plaza
When: Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm
Cost: Free to Attend, Face Painting $5-$10
May 30 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - August 8 (Thursday) 9:00 pm